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Klondike


Published 1932


Taken from IMDB: Dr. Robert Cromwell performs a delicate operation, that has never been done before, and the patient dies. Charged with malpractice and manslaughter, his trial is national news but the jury acquits him. But the court of public opinion is still against him, and the medical board is meeting to decide whether or not to take his medical license away from him. Before they do, Cromwell, an amateur pilot, decides to join his friend, WWI Ace Donald Evans, on a flight to Alaska looking for a shorter route to Japan by following the Aleutian Islands. They crash in Alaska and Evans is killed, but Cromwell is rescued by a fur trapper named Tom Ross. He takes Cromwell to Armstrong's Trading Post, where is is nursed back to health by Klondike, a girl who works for Armstrong, and was engaged to marry Armstrong's son Jim. The latter is suffering from the same disease that Cromwell's last patient had. Mark talks Cromwell into performing the same operation again and, this time, it is a success. Or would have been if Jim hadn't decided to fake it being a failure.


Run time 01:06:23
Producer William T. Lackey
Production Company W.T. Lackey Productions
Audio/Visual sound, black and white

Reviews

Reviewer: Jonnie King - - April 19, 2011
Subject: THELMA TODD...'NUFF SAID !
Interesting movie...quite old & creaky. It was the early days of sound and a lot still needed to be learned. Slow pacing & direction, and lack of a continuing musical score make the film seem longer than it is.

BUT, it's worth seeing due to Thelma Todd in a "straight" role for a change: she was usually a flirt, a comedian, a socialite, etc. Here she plays a straight-forward character who is in fact, the title of the film "Klondike".

I really loved Todd in action with comedy, slapstick, and, "high-hat" type roles...but she excells in this one as a down-to-earth commoner with a solid girl-next-door persona.

It's a shame she didn't live long enough to, in her later career, become a strong dramatic actress as she shows the potential of doing with this film.

I've always loved "Hot Toddy", but this role makes me love her even more. R.I.P. Beautiful Thelma...you were a true winner in all respects, and one heck of a GREAT actress.
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